We study the property or existing structure, and determine what can be done

Building Process

 

Undertaking a construction project can be a daunting task if you haven't done it before, but with our caring, trained design and construction professionals at your disposal, you'll achieve your dreams with a minimum of stress. If you have any questions about our building process, our FAQ page is a great resource for our most common inquiries.

Every project is unique, and the process toward completion can vary significantly. In general, to help you understand what is involved, we offer the following steps:

1. The initial consultation
You put your ideas into words, provide us with pictures, and any other information you feel is important.You put your ideas into words, provide us with pictures, and any other information you feel is important. We listen carefully, taking notes and asking you questions. We'll then outline the initial process, and determine whether we are a good fit and if we should continue. Our personal, caring and no-nonsense approach ensures that you aren't wasting any time or money.

2. Feasibility study
We study the property or existing structure, and determine what can be done. We will then review land surveys and explore any zoning issues as well as review contracts and documents for potential problems.

3. Contract
We develop a preliminary sketch and prepare a budget. A contract is written to include the the scope of work and financial considerations.

4. Concept design and price planning
You approve the conceptual drawings we've created. We then prepare the work scope and specifications. You select the finishes you'd like to see in your new home, after which, we present final drawings and price planning research. Finally, we submit for a building permit and application for variance, if necessary.

We obtain building permits, conduct pre-construction meetings5. Construction
We obtain building permits, conduct pre-construction meetings. Once we're ready, we'll prepare the site and the project begins!

6. Project completion
We conduct a walk-through of the entire project with you, creating a list of any outstanding issues or deficiencies. After this point, the Warranty period begins and you can move into your beautiful new dream home!

7. One year inspection
After one year, we visit your new home and conduct a walk-through of the entire project with you. We'll create a list of any new issues or deficiencies, and initiate any repairs, if necessary. After one year, we visit your new home and conduct a walk-through of the entire project with you

Our Process

Below is a brief outline of some of the basic steps involved in a custom home design and construction project.

  1. Architectural drawings/Surveyor
  2. Building permits
  3. Installation of utility, sanitary, and domestic water services
  4. Demolish/Excavate
  5. Footings/Foundation
  6. Damp/water proofing of foundation
  7. Installation of weeping tiles
  8. Installation of steel beams
  9. Framing
  10. Backfill
  11. Installation of the roof shingles, vents, and skylights
  12. Installation of windows and exterior doors
  13. Installation of brick, stone or stucco veneer
  14. Installation of eaves trough, gutters , soffit, and fascia
  15. Installation of garage doors
  16. Rough in for electricity, plumbing, HVAC, alarm, telephone, cable, and vacuum
  17. Installation of stairs
  18. Insulation
  19. Drywall/Taping
  20. Plaster molding in ceiling
  21. Installation of interior doors with door trim and window trim 
  22. Bathroom tile
  23. Painting
  24. Flooring
  25. Installation of stair railing
  26. Installation of kitchen and bathroom vanities
  27. Final completion of electricity, plumbing, HVAC, alarm, telephone, cable, and vacuum
  28. Interior clean up
  29. Landscaping
  30. Final inspection by client